Tenute Silvio Nardi

2008 Nardi Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese

Italy: Tuscany

Offer Expired:Dec 08, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$70.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Vieni con me!

Today’s Tenute Silvio Nardi 2008 Nardi Brunello di Montalcino is, hands down, the finest Brunello di Montalcino that we have ever tasted here at Wine Spies HQ!

This wine has earned an impressive array of scores, including a 92 point score from James Suckling, a 91 point score from Vinous’ Antonio Galloni and a 90 point score from Wine Enthusiast. The only surprising thing about these scores is that they were not even higher. This wine is just that great.

While this is not the winery’s most expensive wine, it is one of its finest. The wine was recently released, after having spent a full year in (25% new) French oak and another year in neutral casks.

Please accept our boldest recommendation on today’s extraordinary Tuscan delight.

Ciao!!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Beautiful, dusky scarlet, and only slightly translucent at its core. It subtly lightens to a red ruby edge, trailing elegantly down the glass after swirling.

Smell:

Elegant, layered, and wonderfully complex, leading with intense stewed blackberry and plum, sweet tobacco, red clay, and the faintest hints of a smoky wood-fired pizza oven.

Taste:

Very much fulfilling on the promise of the nose, with flavors of fresh fig, dark raspberry glaze, crème brûlée, cedar wood, clove, and spicy white pepper.

Finish:

Well structured and satisfying, the dark, stewed fruits slightly dry and cling to the edge of the palate, transitioning into lingering notes of subtle dark spice and herbal tea.

Pairing:

Staying true to this wine’s heritage, we would recommend pairing it with traditional Italian meal of handmade gnocchi served with a veal, Porcini mushroom, and rosemary stew.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Mauro Monicchi
Accolades
92 Points - James Suckling, 91 Points - Wine Advocate, 90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Appellation
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany, Italy
Varietal Composition
100% Sangiovese
Cooperage
12 months in French oak barrels
ABV
14%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Dec 08, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$70.00
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